Union Club donates to art gallery

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Pedro Arrais / Times Colonist

DECEMBER 10, 2017 04:40 AM

The Art Gallery of Greater Victoria recently received a cheque for more than $32,000 from the Union Club of British Columbia following its successful Art+Fare 3 Gala.

“We are most grateful to the Union Club of British Columbia, for their support of programs, which assist us in bringing art to children and families throughout the capital region,” said Jon Tupper, director of the art gallery. “It was a fantastic event, bringing art and art lovers together.”

The money will support programs for children and families, as well as the conservation and preservation of the collection.

Art has played an important role for the Union Club of British Columbia. Two of its earliest members were architects Francis Rattenbury and Samuel Maclure, both founding members of Victoria’s arts community.

Art+Fare has raised more than $65,000 for the art gallery since 2015. Art+Fare 4 is scheduled for Sept. 22, 2018. For more information, go to aggv.ca.